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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and diagnostics for the patients with severe M. pneumoniae pneumonia

From: Early diagnosis and appropriate respiratory support for Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia associated acute respiratory distress syndrome in young and adult patients: a case series from two centers

Case No.MaleAgeMonth of admissionTmax (°C)CoughDyspneaDiarrheaLength of onset to dyspnea (days)Length of onset to ICU admission (days)Ig GIgMPCR of sputumPCR of BALFPCR of pleural effusionNGS from BALFCombined Bacteria or virusLength of ICU stay (days)Length of hospital stay (days)
Case 1Female34June40.6Dry coughYesYes1315PositivePositiveNAPositiveAdenovirus1414
Case 2Female26May40.6Dry coughYesYes1214++PositiveNANAPositiveRhinovirus
Streptococcus
720
Case 3Female15Dec.40.5Productive coughYesYes1515++PositiveNANANANone615
Case 4Male42May42Dry coughYesNo69PositiveNANANARhinovirus
Epstein-Barr virus
1212
Case 5Male32Apr.39.6Dry coughYesNo1214+PositiveNANANARhinovirus1313
Case 6Male44Mar.40Dry coughYesNo614+PositiveNANANARhinovirus313
Case 7Male53Nov.39.5Productive coughYesNo910+PositiveNANANANone417
Case 8Female17Aug.41.2Dry coughYesNo512++PositivePositivePositivePositiveAcinetobacter baumannii3333
Case 9Male34Oct..39.6Dry coughYesNo911++PositivePositiveNAPositiveNone414
Case 10Male17Nov39.8Dry coughYesYes33+NANANAPositiveAcinetobacter baumannii918
Mean
(±SD)
6/10
(60%)
31
(13)
 40.4
(0.8)
 10/10
(100%)
4/10
(40%)
9
(4)
11
(4)
+
(70%)
+
(50%)
9315 11
(9)
17
(6.2)
  1. Tmax Maximum temperature, NGS Next-generation sequencing detection, BALF Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, NA Not available, PCR Polymerase chain reaction